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The age of innovative inventions is here. Researchers of the Edison Company are searching for the vehicle design of the future. Four innovative designs have been chosen and prototype vehicles have been build for each design. Now Professor Zacharias has designed a race that will determine the best design. The race allows the various factions to influence the results. Thus, the race will not go to the swiftest, but to the cleverest. With Edison & Co. players don't race the vehicles, bu twort to influence their movement.